In our research for the Myanmar adventure, Inle Lake was one of the highly raved destinations. And we fully concur that if one is looking for a laid-back and countryside atmosphere, away from all the bustling cities, Inle Lake definitely fits the bill! The picturesque setting of the lake and its surrounds was definitely a highlight of our trip. Note: not suitable for fanatic shoppers and anti-dirt/anti-mud/anti-sun people!
From Yangon to Heho
We had made prior reservations with Air Mandalay for a morning flight out of Yangon to Heho. There are a number of domestic airlines that fly between the major cities in Myanmar – Air Mandalay, Air Bagan, Yangon Airways, Air KBZ to name a few. One valid concern was of course on safety of the air crafts. Indeed, there had been a number of air traffic accidents in Myanmar. You can read more about the incident reports here. Google search on the reviews of the airlines led us to some tripadvisor’s posts. Other ways to get to Inle lake were by bus (13 hours) or train (full day of train travel plus overnight at Thazi). We had planned to take the train from Inle Lake to Mandalay. Besides, we were still in the beginning of our travels and didn’t think it’ll be wise to rough out too much too soon. Continue reading Inle Lake 4-days itinerary